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An Evening of Wine and Cheese With Jeffrey Roberts,
Author of The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese

Friday, July 18, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Elsie’s
729 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis

Cheese, wine, conversation and a book signing from Slow Food Minnesota and Surdyk’s.

The evening included a talk and directed cheese tasting by Jeffrey Roberts along with a tasting of sustainably produced organic wines provided by Larry Colbeck of The Wine Company.

Jeffrey Roberts, who lives in Montpelier, Vermont, is the Northeast regional governor of Slow Food USA and an organizer of the American raw milk cheese presidium. His work involves agriculture and food policy and environmental conservation. The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese, tells the stories of 345 small cheesemakers around the country. The book’s introduction is by Carlo Petrini.

The cheeses tasted were Donnay Farmstead Chevre (left rear), PastureLand Meadowlark Cave Aged Cheddar (left front), Shepherd’s Way Big Woods Blue, Hidden Springs Driftless and Uplands Farm Pleasant Ridge Reserve.

Red wines, ready to serve: The Luzon Verde accompanied the PastureLand cheddar; the Saldini Pilastri accompanied the Pleasant Ridge Reserve; the Alexis Bailly Voyageur accompanied the Big Woods Blue. Also served were Hautes Noelles Muscadet, which accompanied the Hidden Springs Driftless and Vacheron Sancerre, which accompanied the Donnay Chevre.

Jeffrey Roberts spoke about Slow Food principles, the cheesemakers and the cheeses tasted.

Conviviality before the start of the event.

Aidan Read, a young Shepherd’s Way cheesemaker, with his father, Stephen, to the left.

Jeffrey Roberts enjoys company and wine during the book signing.


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